Army Major argues USAF position on A-10 'makes no sense'
The crux of the Air Force's position is that the A-10, which entered service in 1976, isn't effective enough to warrant the $3.5 billion it could save over the next five years by retiring it. As Army Maj. Benjamin Fernandes explains it, though, that argument only tells a very small part of the story.
Maj. Fernandes has put together a must-read piece over at Defense One that delivers a lengthy and in-depth analysis on the what's wrong with the Air Force's position, while also providing the kind of perspective that can only be delivered by one of the A-10's biggest fans – an infantryman.
Check it out.
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